1st - 12th - Drogheda Fringe & Tall Ships Festival
The Drogheda Fringe will celebrate Music, Poetry, Art, Comedy and Theatre for 13 Days from May Day to Sunday 12th May 2013.
For the first time in many years TALL SHIPS will be mooring along the quays at Drogheda Port. This will be the inaugural Tall Ships event held in the Port and the ships will arrive in town on Friday 3rd May and will be open to the public on Saturday and Sunday, 4th & 5th May, before departing for Liverpool on Monday, 6th May 2013.
During the Festival there will be great acts in all participating Fringe venues and this year we will also host a Dragonboat Regatta with visiting teams from the UK and Europe as well as teams from Ireland and the local area.
There will be a Food & Craft market on the weekends of the the Festival with local artisan producers and crafts people. http://louthholidays.com/
3rd - 5th - Vantastival
Vantastival is a three-day festival (Friday, Saturday and Sunday) with three stages of live music hosting up to 70 top class acts over the course of the weekend. The diverse line-up includes original folk, rock, traditional, electro, bluegrass, punk and ska bands. With a range of campervan activities such as a 'show and shine', campervan cook-off, scrapheap challenge, buy and sell area, and mechanical, electrical and interior workshops, the van owner is well catered for.
The many other attractions, including gourmet food stalls, festival traders, and healing area, ensure that Vantastival has something for everyone. http://www.vantastival.com/
3rd - 6th - Cruise to Carlingford
Carlingford Marina is hosting a special gathering event to kick start the cruising calander in 2013. Boats and sailors from the west coast of England, Scotland and Wales are invited to cruise to Carlingford Lough for a weekend to explore one of the best tourist destinations that Ireland has to offer.
We will have events every night in our bar and restaraunt from the welcoming party on the Friday night, to the farewell breakfast on the Monday morning. We will also be working with local businesses and members of the comunity to ensure that you experiance Carlingford Village to the full. https://www.facebook.com/CarlingfordMarinaOnline
11th - 12th - A Taste of Carlingford
A two day celebration of fine food and drink . Set in the idyllic surroundings of the Mediaeval village of Carlingford, all the restaurants, bars and café's will provide visitors to the village a taste of the wonderful range of cuisine on offer, in a veritable market place of little tents and stalls.
Artisan food suppliers will provide further treats and colour. The Festival Tent will be open offering Wine, delicious strawberries and the mouth watering Carlingford Oysters. This will be an unparalleled weekend of Fun, Food and Entertainment to thousands of visitors. http://www.carlingford.ie/
6th - 9th - The Tain March
Táin means “Gathering” i.e. the Gathering of Queen Mave's army to seize the Brown Bull of Cooley despite the opposition of Ulster and their hero Cú Chulainn.
This event is based on our national epic - An Táin, and will recreate the footsteps of Queen Maebh’s army march to the Cooley Peninsula to capture the Brown Bull of Cooley. The army will march by chariot, horseback and foot through the county over 4 days and camp overnight in designated sites along the route. Community groups and charity fundraisers will form the army and become Maeve’s celtic warriors. http://www.tainmarch.com/
8th - 11th - Carlingford Oyster Festival
The 2013 Carlingford Oyster Festival promises four days of Oysters, Oysters, Oysters and lots of Fun for all the Family!
Offering a four day fun-filled festival for the whole family is packed with traditional children's activities including Magic Show, build a Sand Castle, Face Painting, the ever popular Teddy Bear's Picnic, Free Kayaking in the Harbour, Children’s Funfair & Bouncing Castles. http://www.carlingford.ie/
9th - 11th - Annagassan Viking Festival
Annagassan Viking Festival celebrates the Viking and Celtic heritage of the coastal village of Annagassan, Co. Louth. A fun weekend with lots for children and adults, the festival programme includes: Viking Battle Reenactments, a Viking Village, Weapons Demonstrations, Local food and handmade craft stalls, Viking 10k run, Viking Stories and childrens entertainment. http://www.annagassanvikingfestival.ie/
22nd - 25th - Medieval Carlingford & Beyond The Pale
This is part of Ireland's Heritage Week.
Innovative translation of our national heritage through Gaelic, sreet music, song, language and dance.
Illustration of how the Irish lived outside The Pale in the medieval town of Carlingford ~ Contrasted with how the Normans lived within the walled town translated through craft, dress, re-enactment, and childrens workshops. http://www.carlingfordandmourne.com/
28th - November 3rd
At the end of October Bellurgan Park comes alive with spooks and ghouls, zombies and ghosts for a week-long Halloween festival, encompassing a range of indoor and outdoor daily Halloween-themed activities for all ages.
Prepare for a uniquely scary and exhilarating experience, breaking new boundaries in Ireland for terrifying entertainment. The intense atmosphere created by our chilling characters and eerie setting will bring you back for more, year after year…
The Festival of Horrors includes a trail of terror through the house and grounds of Bellurgan Park, while children’s entertainment runs earlier in the day. http://halloween.bellurganpark.ie/
29th - Dundalk Stadium's 10 Year Anniversary Race Day
Come celebrate Dundalk Stadium's 10 year anniversary with great racing, live DJ and friends old and new! www.dundalkstadium.com/
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